E3 is not too far away and already things are heating up with M$ launching a bundle without the Kinect for £349.99! But to be honest it’s still too overpriced for me! Those lucky enough to grab one might remember overclockers was selling the Titanfall bundle for £329.99 brand new a couple of weeks back. Still we could be in for sure surprises from M$ with rumours going about a Halo collection for the X1 featuring a HD version of Halo 1 to 4 but no Reach or ODST will be included. With that said I decided maybe now is the best time to make up a wishlist or what I would like to see at E3. Let’s get the consoles out the way first and move on to developers afterwards.
Microsoft: Sure Halo can end the show again with a new Halo 5 trailer, but how about bringing back something fresh? Maybe a new IP in the works? Or even still bring back some classics. I would love to see Rare bring back something that isn’t about the Kinect! How about bring back Blast Crops or even more, Jet Force Gemini. Okay let’s go even way more back, Battletoads! I’m hoping they show games such Forza Horizon 2 and more on Quantum Break. Hopefully this time round they will make it more about the games than making it into a multimedia centre which a lot of us are against. With Gears of War now in their hands, can we see a CGI video of what they will be doing with the franchise?
Sony: Last year Sony hit back at E3 and made everyone chant their name! Hell I gotta admit I was with them 100% of the way and it was basically an TKO on everything Microsoft said. This year, I’m hoping to see more indie support like they showed last year and more new games. Sure it’s great to have The Last of us Remastered coming to PS4 and other titles but we need something more. I’m expecting to see more sequels such as a new Unchanted, Gran Turismo and hopefully more on The Order: 1886. Handheld wise I’m hoping we finally do get to hear about Bioshock appearing on the Vita. More titles with the cross play feature is also something I like to see more of. The Vita is a powerful handheld but we could do with more title that really shows it power!
Nintendo: Mario Kart is nearly here so we know we don’t have to worry about that no more, but DLC with more tracks and characters would be nice. We also know Smash Bros 4 for Wii U and 3DS is going to be ones that will be shown but how about something else? Nintendo has been silent about the new Zelda title but maybe a new video could change all that? Also more titles that use the Wii U pad. Also more on the mysterious title called X so far. Handheld wise, maybe we can expect a new version of the 2DS but this time the 2DS XL where… Wait for it… You can close it! What about his new thing that looks like Skylanders and Disney’s Infinity with the figures? Could this work hand in hand with Smash Bros with the trophies system? Who knows.
??? A new challenger?: We seen the Amazon Fire device which we all thought was going to be a console but could we also see someone else step up to the plate? Google might come out and shock us all by bringing out such a thing like a more powerful version of the Ouya. Even still we never can tell but let’s see what happens.
Now for the developers/publishers
EA: I’m hoping they show more on the new Mirror’s Edge! This and the new Star Wars Battlefront would be awesome! What we can expect is another round of yearly sports titles and (I wish they didn’t) Battlefield 5. What I would like more of is fresh IP’s or bring the magic back to some of the stuff they have. A new Bad Company would, Dead Space (which will stay scary), Burnout (going back to it’s roots) and also a new Dante Inferno. We already know that this year we won’t be having a new Need For Speed which is quite a shock since it has been coming every year for the last … Ten years now? Let’s hope we see some good changes this time round. I’m hoping we see Mass Effect 4 even if it is in video form.
Square Enix: Let’s get the two big ones out the way, Final Fantasy 15 and Kingdom Hearts 3. Those are the main ones we know will most likely be shown at E3. But I would like to see a new Deus Ex and Tomb Raider. Again it’s fine having a Remastered edition of Tomb Raider 3rd reboot come on the next gen, but we need fresh titles as well! As much as fans cry for a FF7 remake I still very much doubt it will happen. Sleeping Dogs 2, Just Cause 3, New Hitman, new Legacy of Kain game. S-E have a huge library of games and I’m hoping they bring some of those classics back to the table.
Bandai Namco: We can expect new anime games such as Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto to appear but what about Tekken X Street Fighter? Has it been axed? Will it show this year? We also have the new Free to play Soul Calibur game on PS3 along side the Tekken game, but how about a real sequel to both of them? Ridge Racer going back to it’s roots as well instead of trying to be a Burnout clone. Pac Man might make an appearance with the new TV show out at the moment but I’m hoping we don’t have another Pac Man collection coming out. I’m hoping to see more on The Withcher 3 and the new Tales games.
UBIsoft: Far Cry 4, Assassin Creed 5 will be titles we know of but how about Beyond Good and Evil 2? Does this not deserve to get shown? We can expect to see more on The Division and hopefully more from the Tom Clancy’s range with another Splinter Cell, Rainbow 6 and Ghost Recon. Another Rayman would be good to see too. Expect to see another Just Dance.
Capcom: If the rumours point out to be true that Resident Evil 7 will be an XB1 exclusive, would you care? Nope would I! With Ultra Street Fighter 4 coming out very soon, I would still like to have the HD versions of Capcom vs SNK come to XBLA/PSN. As I said in a rant before, I would love to see a new Dino Crisis finally happen. Although I can see Dead Rising 4 been announced to come to both PS4 and XB1.
The rest: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, More information on The Evil Within, New Elder Scrolls, Fallout 4, More information on Batman Arkham Knight, More Lego games, Doom 4, new Dead Island, Sonic Boom and hopefully HD versions of Shenmue, More information on Alien Isolation to name but a few.
Well that’s all I can think of right now but what do you hope to see happen at E3? Do you think we will see a new price drop on anything?